High seas forecast

Issued by the Met Office at

For the period until

General synopsis

At 220000UTC, low Forties 955 expected 64 north 03 east 969 by 230000UTC. Low 54 north 24 west 999 expected Sole 992 by same time. New lows expected 47 north 24 west 1003 and 55 north 29 west 997 by that time. at 220000UTC, 45 north 50 west 974 expected 52 north 52 west 987 by 230000UTC. High southern Greenland 1031 slow moving and intensifying 1035 by same time. New high expected eastern Greenland 1033 by that time.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Northwesterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic, mainly westerly, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 to 6 later. Rough or very rough, occasionally high later. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Shannon

Northwesterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later. Rough or very rough. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Rockall

Northwesterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later in southwest. Rough or very rough. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Bailey

North 6 to gale 8, backing northwest 5 to 7. Very rough or high. Squally snow showers. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Faeroes

North 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing northwest 5 to 7. Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough. Squally snow showers. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

Northerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 later. Rough or very rough in west, otherwise high, occasionally very rough in southeast. Squally snow showers. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

East Northern Section

Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 in northwest, becoming variable 4 or less in southeast. Rough or very rough, occasionally high in far northeast, becoming mainly very rough later. Snow showers. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

West Northern Section

Variable 4 or less in northwest, otherwise northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in northeast. Rough or very rough, but moderate in northwest. Snow showers. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

East Central Section

Cyclonic in northeast, otherwise northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, becoming cyclonic later. Rough or very rough. Wintry showers in north, occasional rain or showers in south. Good, occasionally poor.

West Central Section

Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7 at first in east, otherwise cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in southwest. Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high except in northeast. Wintry showers in northeast, otherwise occasional rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Denmark Strait

Variable 4 or less in southwest, otherwise northerly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in east. Moderate or rough in west, very rough or high in east. Snow showers in east. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in east. Light or moderate icing east or 31 west with temperatures ms02 to ms05, occasional severe icing near the ice edge with temperatures ms06 to ms07.

North Iceland

Northerly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later. Very rough or high, becoming mainly high later. Snow showers. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor. Light or moderate icing within 100 miles from the ice edge with temperatures ms02 to ms05, occasional severe icing near the ice edge with temperatures ms06 to ms07.

Norwegian Basin

Northerly at first in west, otherwise cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later. Moderate or rough in east, otherwise very rough or high, becoming very rough, occasionally high later in northwest. Fair at first in east and wintry showers at first in far west, otherwise rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Gales expected in Rockall and West Northern Section, with severe gales expected in all other areas except in Faeroes and Norwegian Basin.

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